Yesterday I finished my stole knit from Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 yarn:
I decided to call the design “Gothic Spires” because, well, that’s what it reminds me of.
I knit this piece in two halves, from the ends in to the middle, and then I joined the two pieces using a three-needle bind-off.
Rather than wet-block it, I did a very gentle steam blocking. The finished dimensions are 64″ long by 20″ wide.
I used a U.S. size 5 needle and two 400-yard 100-gram skeins of the yarn, with 23 grams left over. I might have been able to get another 16-row repeat for each half out of the remaining yarn, but preferred to play it safe and stop when I did.
When designing a piece, I never want to work it so that there are only a few yards left over because everyone knits a little differently, and different people will have different results. I’d hate to have someone run just a few yards short when knitting one of my designs. So I always over-estimate slightly. So this pattern will state that it requires 800 yards of fingering weight yarn, although I knit it in approximately 750 yards. Because, as always, your mileage may vary.
The pattern will be available eventually. A scarf version that will use 400 yards is in the works, and I want to include that in the same pattern.
And I’ve started something new . . .
Lucy wonders — what could it be?
Actually, Lucy probably wonders whether I will give her another treat if she looks pathetic enough.